Agent Name

Tristearin

CAS Number

555-43-1

Formula

C57-H110-O6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,3-Propanetriol trioctadecanoate; Dynasan 118; Glycerol tristearate; Glycerol, trioctadecanoate; Glyceryl tristearate; Glycowax S 932; Hardened oil; Octadecanoic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester; Spezialfett 118; Stearic acid triglyceride; Stearic acid triglycerin ester; Stearic triglyceride; Stearin; Stearin, tri-; Stearoyl triglyceride; Trioctadecanoin; Octadecanoic acid, 1,1',1''-(1,2,3-propanetriyl) ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Stearates

Description

Colorless or white odorless solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in various animal and vegetable fats; [Merck Index] Used in textile sizes, candles, soaps, adhesive pastes, and metal polishes; Also used for water-proofing paper, for leather stuffing, as a food additive (crystallization accelerator in chocolate), and as a lubricant in cosmetics; [HSDB]

Comments

Negative results in 14-day feeding studies of rats up to 20 g/kg; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "STEARATES."

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